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IMAGE number
BAL444
Title
The Fighting Temeraire, 1839 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851) / English
Description
Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken up; The 98-gun ship 'Temeraire' played a distinguished role in Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after which she was known as the 'Fighting Temeraire'; the ship remained in service until 1838 when she was decommissioned and towed from Sheerness to Rotherhithe to be broken up;
Location
National Gallery, London, UK
Medium
huile sur toile
Date
1839 (C19th)
Dimensions
90.8x121.9 cms
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • atmospheric
  • boat
  • dusk
  • evening
  • evocative
  • iconic
  • naval ship
  • nostalgia
  • nostalgic
  • red sky
  • seascape
  • steam-powered tug
  • steamer
  • sunset
  • towing

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